Rep. Nancy Pelosi: Bringing the War to an End is my Highest Priority

Published on November 18 2006

 

 

Rep. Nancy Pelosi: Bringing the War to an End is my Highest Priority as Speaker

"I told my colleagues yesterday that the biggest ethical issue facing our country for the past three and a half years is the war in Iraq.

This unnecessary pre-emptive war has come at great cost. Nearly 2,900 of our brave troops have lost their lives and more than 21,000 more have suffered lasting wounds. Since the war began, Congress has appropriated more than $350 billion, and the United States has suffered devastating damage to our reputation in the eyes of the world."

After Pelosi's pick for the #2 spot, Jack Murtha, was soundly thumped 149-86, I wonder if she should have remembered that it's the conservative and moderate Dems who brought in the win on Election Day, not necessarily the "bring-'em-home-NOW's". Her highest priority, in her own words, is ending our involvement in Iraq, and what better way to keep it on the front burner than to throw her backing behind Murtha, even though she was not required to campaign for anybody for the post? After all, it was his "courageous leadership that changed the national debate and helped make Iraq the central issue of this historic election”.

Not to mention the fact that Pelosi defeated Steny Hoyer of Maryland, Murtha's opponent, for the position of minority whip four or five years ago--with the help of Jack Murtha as campaign manager.

Sticking up for friends might be a good thing, but  Nancy seems to have backed the wrong horse in that race. Does the Murtha's thumping indicate that not all Democrats are cut and run, for example Hoyer, who at one point commented that a swift pullout "could lead to disaster"?

Kinda makes you wonder who Pelosi will support when it comes time to pick the Chair of the Intelligence Committee in the "the most honest, the most open and the most ethical Congress in history." The too-moderate Jane Harmon? Or one of only six federal judges to be impeached and removed from office, Alcee Hastings?

That's going to be fun to watch!

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K
Nancy Pelosi seems to make the assumption the all Dems are left wingers. By the way, how is it that she has deterimed that the war was "unnecessary". If I remember right, All the inteligence that was available at the time showed that there were WMD's in Iraq. This includes corraberating foriegn intelligence. It's easy to play the blame game when you are not in a position of decision making and responsibility when it comes to committing troops such as was Bush. I say stop pointing the finger and do something productive besides talking about it. My Two Cents
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